diffractometer

noun
dif·​frac·​tom·​e·​ter | \di-ˌfrak-ˈtä-mə-tər \

Definition of diffractometer 

: an instrument for analyzing the structure of a usually crystalline substance from the scattering pattern produced when a beam of radiation or particles (such as X-rays or neutrons) strikes it

Other Words from diffractometer

diffractometric \ di-​ˌfrak-​tə-​ˈme-​trik \ adjective
diffractometry \ di-​ˌfrak-​ˈtä-​mə-​trē \ noun

First Known Use of diffractometer

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diffractometer

diffract + -o- + -meter

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